Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
Pages: 424 (Ereader)
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Miranda's track record with men is horrible.
Her most recent catastrophe is Greg. He seems perfect—gorgeous, witty, exciting. And he and Miranda are in love… until Miranda discovers he left his wife when he found out she was pregnant. With the help of her friends, Miranda plans the sweetest and most public revenge a heartbroken girl can get. But will Miranda learn from her mistake, or move on to the next "perfect" man and ignore the love of her life waiting in the wings… Even the worst mistake of your life can lead to true love in the end…
Like most women in chick-lit books, Miranda has a horrible record with men. I mean she really has some bad luck. Never one to give up, she hopes to find Mr. Right. Clare finds out she is pregnant and her wonderful husband decides to leave her, citing the pregnancy as a deal breaker. Left alone, pregnant, working for a horrible boss, and without a home Clare is fairly discouraged about her future. Bev is the type of girl that every guy seems to avoid. She has dreams of a husband and kids and she wants them now. Unfortunately, everyone seems to sense this and run for the hills. Can these three women find love? Of course they can, this is chick-lit.
I know it seems like I've been in a chick-lit kind of mood and I really can't explain it. This story is a loveable story filled with quirky fun and a bit of humor. It's fluff but it's fun. There are seriously moments where I'm sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for disaster or some confrontation to happen and it really kept me turning the page. I will say that there seemed to be more emphasis on humor than really relationship/plot development. I felt there could have been fewer skips in time and a little more development in the relationship the girls actually ended up in. There were lots of failed relationships that were interesting and fun but when it came to the "good" guy, we jumped straight to the happily ever after with no real explanation. This wasn't just insta-love, this one insta-marriage. First date, then thinking of marriage? Ummm..not sure about that. How about NO date and planning a marriage. I know it is chick-lit but hmmm...
It was cute and quirky but I did find myself laughing at the oddity of the plot and not just humorous situations that the characters found themselves in.
This book satisfies the 2012 TBR Pile Challenge